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#1 Edited by Soldier zero (250 posts) - - Show Bio

It's hard to negate that Young Justice is one of the best superhero shows in recent memory -- a no small feat from a company that already gave us Batman TAS and Teen Titans.

Right now Cartoon Network is planning to close the series (alongside Green Lantern) by the end of the current season.

There's a petition on change.org to have them continue production. Please go there and sign to save this amazing show.

#2 Posted by Soldier zero (250 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that the biggest flaw of this series is that (aside from #0) it feel like all build-up. While the art is good the story drags itself to a slugish pace with few interesting highlights. The various scenes where the ladies try to get along with Earth 1 are usually pretty good (I loved seeing Huntress at the "Take Back the Night" rally), but they are only inserts. The overall theme seem to be on the backburner.

Given that I'll keep buying this series a litle longer to see where is headed, but so far I'm not that impressed.

#3 Posted by Soldier zero (250 posts) - - Show Bio

@Bull_iod said:

Sorry, Still not liking this.

@Raven575 said:

I think they're going for RoboCop to be more cyborg and less robot. The old RoboCop would never be able to ride a motocyle. His legs and hips don't bend properly for that. In short, this movie should be called Cy-Cop, not RoboCop.

Agreed on both counts. While I understand the need to reimagine the character to fit present-day style, this looks too far from the original Robocop design.

#4 Posted by Soldier zero (250 posts) - - Show Bio

While this design doesn't look liek Robocop to me, I'm willing to gave it the benefit of the doubt. I agree that this doesn't look like the original, but rather something out of Mass Effect or the Iron Man movies, but I want to see it in motion. See, the key point of the original Robocop was that he was pretty much a quadriplegin encased in an armored shell, he moved slowly and mechanicly because every neural signal had to be translated into something the machine could comprehend, and the reverse was also true, every sensory signal had to be translated for his brain to process. If this part is respected I can work around the design but, if I see even a hint of the Wachowski brothers in how he moves the entire movie won't be any good to me.

#5 Posted by Soldier zero (250 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that the key point of any argument about the Joker is "does he care?"

The Joker is - without any doubt - insane, he's also very clever and perceptive. While is very likely that either he knows, or can deduce pretty easily, Batman's identity, I think doesn't want to. For the Joker the battle is with Batman, not Bruce Wayne. As rich and famous Wayne is, he's no Batman. The Bat is a symbol, a myth and this is what the Joker aims to destroy. The man behind the mask is inconsequential to him, because there will be no pathos, no drama, no theatre in destroying him, even with the whole world watching. Crushing Bats instead will be the chance of lifetime, his way to have revenge and immortality in a single moment.

#6 Posted by Soldier zero (250 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a a old cliche, but I think it's appropriate considering Mr Kubert love for Sgt Rock.

So long Mr Kubert, you'll be missed.

#7 Posted by Soldier zero (250 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

@Soldier zero said:

I can't decide if I like this previews or not. While the more 80s grit look is fantastic for me, the rythm of the story seem a little off, especially for Dredd related production.

How so?

I can't really explain. As far as I remember (it has been a few years since I actually read a Dredd comic), the classic Dredd stories packed some kind of detachment effect: no matter how insane and violent was the situation, Dredd never panicked, never screamed, never showed much emotion in general. As a result I felt very detached from the story.

Stallone's version of Dredd packed way too much Rambo in it, the character roared "I'm the law" every two minutes and was way too sarcastic.

This new version seem closer in terms of behaviour, but the environment feel wrong. It lacks the crazy, over-the-top, insanity of the comic, and this threw everything slightly off balance.

#8 Posted by Soldier zero (250 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't decide if I like this previews or not. While the more 80s grit look is fantastic for me, the rythm of the story seem a little off, especially for Dredd related production.

#9 Posted by Soldier zero (250 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that Loki also works because he's not a purely physical opponent, opposed to many other Avengers' enemies.

Loki had two major advantages. First of all he was an already established character (as noted above); second, having to unravel his plot allowed some significant out-of-combat moments which meant having time to insert team-building sequences without making the story stale.

In my eyes one of the biggest success of Avngers was creating the actual impression of these heroes working together for the first time. They get along well until the ending, for half of the movie they're actually fighting among themselves, which is great to see. Having a plotting villain, as Loki, allowed this to be done without hurting the story.

#10 Posted by Soldier zero (250 posts) - - Show Bio

I like this design.

Finally Diana has a costume that looks like an armor instead of a swimsuit, but keeps enough of the old designs to see a continuity.

It's not a perfect design, mind you, the skirt plates are too far apart and the arm guard needs a bit of tweaking, but the basic is solid. I think that the sandals are the best part, they really give the right impression of ancient and armored.